La mer est très belle

19761323_1712227428805409_6975251794666455040_n.jpg“Time is more complex near the sea than in any other place, for in addition to the circling of the sun and the turning of the seasons, the waves beat out the passage of time on the rocks and the tides rise and fall as a great clepsydra.” – John Steinbeck


Spring Is Here



“Buttercups and daisies, / Oh, the pretty flowers; / Coming ere the Springtime, / To tell of sunny hours.” – Mary Howitt (1799-1888), Buttercups and Daisies


Beverage of the Intellectual

“For tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities…will always be the favourite beverage of the intellectual…” – Thomas De Quincey


Live Long and Prosper


“Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.” – Spock

Star Trek is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Leonard Nimoy developed the concept of the “Live long and prosper” hand gesture for the Vulcan people based on his personal cultural/religious experience. You can learn more about his story by visiting @Yiddish_Book_Center ‘s website to view his oral history.




“The web of our life is of a mingled #yarn, good and ill together.”
-William #Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well